Automobile collisions that involve two or more vehicles are very dramatic, but single-vehicle accidents also do a lot of damage. In fact, thousands of injuries are caused by single-vehicle crashes every year, and most traffic accident fatalities result from these accidents.
If you were harmed in a single-vehicle crash as a passenger, it is in your best interest to speak with a NY car accident attorney as soon as possible. There are strict filing deadlines in these cases, and New York has complicated auto accident liability laws.
It’s no secret that New York City has awful roads. And this costs local drivers countless hours spent behind the wheel and billions of dollars every year. Bad roads also increase the chances that you’ll suffer serious injuries in an accident that could have been prevented.
Dashcams have become increasingly popular for drivers in NYC, and for good reason. These small cameras, mounted on the dashboard of a car, record the road ahead. The camera footage captured in an accident can prove to be the most compelling and relevant in a serious car accident injury case.
Dangerous accidents occur in school zones every day in the United States. There are several reasons why school zone accidents occur. For one, there are often a lot of children around and children can be unpredictable. It is also in the nature of school zones that, at rush hour, there is a unique combination of foot traffic, school buses, and lots of smaller vehicles starting and stopping to drop-off or pick up students. Busy parents are also too often caught up in the hubbub of their professional lives—rushing to work to be on time or engaging their kids or other parents in conversation when they should be focusing more on the road in front of them.
Cyclists and motorcycle riders in New York City live with the risk of dooring every day. If you have been harmed in a dooring accident, the attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP can help you claim compensation for the injuries and losses suffered.
After a car crash or traffic accident, you, your insurance company, and all other parties involved may disagree about the payout owed for vehicle damages. The amount paid in automotive repairs can be based on several factors, including the age of the vehicle, cash value of the car, and nature of the accident. Unfortunately, because there are so many moving parts involved, recovering the total amount of money that you deserve can be a lengthy, burdensome, and confusing process.
Driving in New York City isn’t easy. There’s so much traffic, and there are times when it can be really difficult to find a parking space. Drivers often have to change direction to get where they want to go, and sometimes they make hasty decisions. A properly executed U-turn is handy maneuver, but it can be dangerous when performed suddenly or in an illegal manner.
New York’s drugged driving laws prohibit driving under the influence of drugs and controlled substances. It doesn’t matter if the drugs in question were obtained legally, or even if they were prescribed by a physician. If a person is not in the right physical and mental state to safely operate a motor vehicle for any reason, they should not be on the road.
If you want to file a claim after a car crash, collecting evidence of the other guy’s negligence is key. While a police report, accident photos, and medical expert opinions are invaluable, hard evidence that shows the accident occurring in real-time can prove incredibly useful.
Mechanical failure is a genuine threat to drivers, whether it is due to a part that wasn’t recalled or poor service at a repair shop, but what happens when the car’s software fails? Improvements in built-in computer systems allow for a better driving experience, but they can also lead to serious accidents and injuries if mishandled or improperly updated. Depending on where and how it happens, automotive software failure can put vehicle occupants at serious risk of traumatic injuries.